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Rua, Blackburn, Martinez up, Robinson starts today

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The Rangers have posted their lineup for today, and have officially recalled Ryan Rua and Clayton Blackburn

Miami Marlins v Texas Rangers Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

With Jeremy Jeffress, Jonathan Lucroy and Yu Darvish having been traded, the Rangers had three open spots on their 25 man roster. Two of those spots have been filled by the Rangers recalling Ryan Rua and Clayton Blackburn from AAA Round Rock. Blackburn is probably just up to be a long man in the bullpen until the Rangers get the rest of their staff straightened out. Rua could be up for a while, though it wouldn’t be that surprising if the Rangers sent him out once Willie Calhoun arrived, and plugged Calhoun into the lineup in left field.

Anyway, today’s lineup:

Choo — RF

Elvis -- SS

Odor — 2B

Beltre -- 3B

Napoli — DH

Gallo — 1B

Gomez — CF

Robinson — LF

Chirinos — C

Cole Hamels pitches for Texas.

UPDATE — Nick Martinez has also been recalled by the Rangers, and thus their active roster is at 25.